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These 9 cleaning hacks are not only clever but will save you time

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Cleaning is hardly at the top of anyone's favorite things, but yet it is a necessary part of life. In today's busy world we have less and less time to devote to cleaning.
But we also have technology that brings us amazing ideas from all over the world. These 9 cleaning hacks will save you time and help you clean those difficult to clean areas in your home. You'll be amazed at the results.
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1. Clean baseboards without bending over (h/t HouseTipster)
You don't need to get on your hands and knees to dust baseboards. All you need to do is rubber band a microfiber cloth to a stiff broom. Give it a good spray with dusting spray and wipe down your baseboards - both bottom and top ones - with ease!
2. Clean your walls without a ladder (h/t Life Should Cost Less)
You don't need the mess buckets, towels, and ladders to clean the walls. A microfiber pad on the end of a dusting mop will easily erase dirt and grime. Just spray your walls well with your favorite cleaning solution and then wipe down with your mop. You can even clean your ceiling with this handy method!
3. Keep your toilet brush ready to use (h/t Smart School House)
If you have ever looked in the bottom of your toilet brush holder, you may have been horrified to see a bit of grime in there. You can prevent this and speed up cleaning by pouring Pine Sol or your favorite disinfecting cleaner into your toilet brush holder. You can quickly give your toilet bowl a cleaning at any time.
4. Soak your stover burners overnight (h/t One Good Thing)
Baked on foodand grease is a nightmare to scrub off of stovetop burners and burner pans. This trick allows you to simply wipe them clean. Place them in a plastic zip bag with clear ammonia and allow to rest overnight. In the morning, take them out and wipe clean. A quick rinse and they will look like new again!
5. Erase the grime from your oven door (h/t Polished Habitat)
The hardest part to clean in your oven is often the glass door. Once food and grease has baked onto the tempered glass it can seem like it is simply never coming off. The solution is a simple one. Erase it with a slightly dampened Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. It might take a bit of work, but the brown residue should scrub right off.
6. Protect your glass stovetop (h/t Of Life and Lisa)
Prevent the scrubbing by stopping foods from sticking to your glass stovetop in the first place. A layer of car wax will act as a barrier between spills and splatters and your delicate glass stovetop surface. Most grime will just wipe right off.
7. Brighten your grout without scrubbing (h/t Rad + The Rest)
Don't spend all day scrubbing you grout lines just to be disappointed when they still look dingy. You can bleach them clean with little to no mess using bleach gel. Just let it do its job for about 15 minutes and mop up. Badly stained grout spots may need a quick brushing with an old toothbrush.
8. Clean your showerhead overnight (h/t The NY Melrose Family)
Let the power of vinegar do all the work for you with this easy overnight tip. Clean the mineral deposits and lime buildup from your showerhead by soaking it overnight in vinegar. The secret is to place the rubber band over the showerhead before putting on the baggie of vinegar. Then bring the band down over the plastic to secure.
9. Speed up your dusting with a pair of tongs (h/t One Crazy House)
Dusting blinds can take forever. Wiping each individual slat just doesn't seem efficient. Speed the process up by attaching two microfiber cloths to a pair of kitchen tongs. It makes cleaning so fun, you might be able talk your children into joining in on cleaning the blinds!
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